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swopie72
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Our group consisted of myself, my husband, our 3 children and my 82 yr mother. We had a wonderful time on a wonderful ship with a wonderful staff. I know some folks like to ding the Jade for being worn-out, etc, but we didn't see that at ... Read more
bb656
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed December 2016
Our second voyage on the Jade- some things are still great including the service, and the UBP. We like the full promenade deck, reasonably priced balcony rooms, functional cabin layout and bathroom and the consistent food. Having been on ... Read more
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MaxineTurner
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We are seniors. My husband and I picked this cruise as our anniversary and Christmas gift to each other. Embarkation was a nightmare for us. When we arrived at the cruise terminal there were at least 1,000 passengers many with small ... Read more
kavanaugh77
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
202 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I have to say i truly loved the jade. I sailed on the ncl jade december 11th thru the 18th, with ports of calls of cozumel, costa maya, roatan and harvest cay the new ncl island pot of call. Embarkation was a breeze, one of the easiest. ... Read more
CruisingWithPam
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We recently arrived home after a wonderful cruise with NCL on the Escape. We are in our mid 40s with a 9 year old son. We enjoy NCL given the activities and overall feel of the ship. Always something to do! We also took my parents ... Read more
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FCruzer
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
The wife and 12 yr old son wanted to do something different this year. We have cruised 3 other times (royal Caribbean, carnival, Holland america), so we thought why not try a Holiday cruise. NCL had a good special going on for this ... Read more
hippieC4
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
11 forum posts
1 helpful vote
First off, this is the largest ship our family has sailed on so far and the first one out of Miami. The first day I was concerned because it is HUGE and the ship was at capacity. We sailed the week of December 17th. After the first ... Read more
sonogal
Member Since 2008
1 review
227 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
6 night Western Caribbean with my mom and aunt. Arrived to Port Canaveral about 11:15am. Waited outside in line no more than 10 minutes. After that, everything went fairly quickly. On board within about 30 minutes. Booked in a mini-suite ... Read more
vero munster
Member Since 2010
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was the first time that we cruised as a family(2 adults and 3 boys aged 12, 10 and 8).Previously we cruised as a couple,twice on Celebrity and once on Oceania. We chose NCL mainly because of price, as well as perfectly fitting into ... Read more
Fantasyprints
Member Since 2016
1 review
25 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was first time on Escape previously on Epic. Both greate ships. Signed for Vibe for first time and worth it if you have +2 sea days. Great Bar staff who made the experience worth it. Met lots of people from all over the UK. ... Read more
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debbscruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
My sister and I cruised on the Norwegian Epic on Dec. 17-23, 2016 leaving out of Port Canaveral. The ship was beautiful and so big. Th Epic was the biggest ship in port. We visited three ports (Great Stirrup Cay, Georgetown, Grand ... Read more
JupiterGal
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this Norwegian Escape cruise because it fit our time frame Dec17-24th and it was a new ship. Let's just say I was totally unimpressed. This was my first time cruising with Norwegian as I've always done Royal Carribbean and ... Read more
hbsprite
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
19 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Prior to this cruise, we had cruised on the NCL Epic and the NCL Star. Both cruises were just OK. Not bad, but noticeably worse than Carnival or Royal Caribbean. About 2 years ago, we came across a deal that we could not resist. Kids ... Read more
fsuwx
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
11 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Disclaimer: I've been on RCL Oasis twice and the Allure once. All out of Ft Lauderdale. If I can help it, I will never leave out of Miami again, but if I have to, I will pay the $20 per day to park at the pier. We used ParkSafe and it ... Read more
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selby2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
This was our first NCL cruise and I would compare the service and food with the more expensive Celebrity. Two members of our party required wheelchair assistance to embark & disembark and the process was the smoothest ever. Service ... Read more
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jjustbeck
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
My disabled husband and I took our annual cruise. Since he can't fly, we are fortunate to have options in Florida to drive to. Wanting to take a bigger ship, so the Norwegian Epic out of Canaveral was a good pick. Parking, Embarking, and ... Read more
Dei3Nascar8
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
38 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Having never sailed on the Epic before I was quite a bit worried reading all the November reviews that seemed overall negative. I can let you know we were very impressed! This is a bit of a departure from the freestyle cruising with NCL ... Read more
Stepieann21
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
First let me say my room, a 2 bedroom 2 bath, was beautiful & the best part of my trip. With that being said, let me explain my disappointment with this ship. First day on we discovered we didn't have the drink package ( but ... Read more
jessarnie
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
I wanted to LOVE this cruise for so many reasons, and we did.... with the exception of the staff who were GRUMPY the entire time we were there for our "Happy Vacation!" Positive- *Check-in was a breeze *Ship is perfect ... Read more
The_Rabbi
Member Since 2009
1 review
32 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The dates worked for our family, so this is the one we chose. We were a family of 4, and had two adjoining balcony cabins, which works well as we had two bathrooms. We chose a later embarkation as we were hanging around in Miami for the ... Read more
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deircruiser
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
We chose the Norwegian Epic December 17th cruise out of Port Canaveral primarily to spend some time with my stepdaughter (she recommended NCL back in 2014) who lives in the Grand Caymans, but also to finally experience a mega ship. Back in ... Read more
Auremil
Member Since 2017
1 review
We are Disney cruise lovers. We love really the disney ships. They are gorgeous. We decided to give a chance to NCL because of the outrageous prices on Disney Cruises. First of all, embarkation is super fast. We love that. second, the ... Read more
houseman
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
For starters I normally travel Royal Caribbean and I have been wanting to try a different cruise line for a change with 4 cruises under my belt. I decided to try Norwegian since I have heard only good things about them from friends who ... Read more
andre4259
Member Since 2007
6 reviews
255 forum posts
I am an NCL enthusiast let's make that clear. The refit of the Dawn works very well. We stayed in Stateroom 10692 a standard Balcony. We had a dinning package of 3 specialty restaurants and an all inclusive beverage package. The first ... Read more
lukin2
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We had a traveler who is single and the Studio Cabins worked well. Our travel agent set us up on Norwegian Epic and most of our group's staterooms were in close proximity. I would first like to say that prior to our cruise and after making ... Read more
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